This little St Clair coffee shop has got huge B.D.E. Tucked behind a small storefront, this coffee and sandwich shop compensates for its puny space with some wicked sammies and a fantastic cup of joe. The wine-coloured walls with the 9 Bars decal painted on them make this room cosy and welcoming, which is perfect
This midtown restaurant has quickly become a hotspot for the cuisine of Ethiopia and Eritrea. To highlight the vegan staples of Ethiopia, Abyssinia YYZ has an entire selection of vegan dishes from stir fries to stews. These can be consumed with an authentic Ethiopian spongy flatbread called injera. For meat lovers, customers are loving the
Every dessert made at Adamson Bakery is surely made with love. The bakery opened up as a passion project by the same staff of Adamson Barbecue following prep cook Daniel Rios’s development of bread and bun recipes for Adamson’s authentic central Texas barbecue style. After another cook, Matthew Rushworth, made southern-style pies for the lunch
Down on Dockside Drive, Against the Grain is one of the most picturesque patios in the city. Sitting right at Sugar Beach, this waterfront Urban Tavern has beautiful views, but even better, you can enjoy them with a good feed. The menu here is full of upscale pub fare that is a perfect accompaniment to
With literally no online presence, you know Aji Sai Plus Resto Lounge just has to be cool. An outpost of Aji Sai, the successful all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant, Aji Sai Plus Resto Lounge functions as a sleek and chic modern Japanese eatery and lounge. The menu is comprised of small sharing plates, fresh sushi and oysters.
The Etobicoke outpost of the U.S. Anchor Bar chain has some serious wing cred: the original Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y., is known for inventing the Buffalo chicken wing in 1964. Suffice to say that wings are Anchor Bar’s raison d’être, but Anchor Bar also does tasty brick oven pizzas, hearty sandwiches (including the Buffalo
Annex Commons is a food hall connected to the Annex Hotel, open to both locals and hotel guests. The menu is created and executed by Chinatown pizza spot Big Trouble Pizza. The two independent businesses work cohesively within one kitchen and operate through the same ordering counter. The Annex Commons is a seat-yourself and self-
Apiecalypse Now! is a Mirvish Village favourite that offers up sweet and savoury vegan comfort food. Owner and chef Jennifer Bundock was inspired to start the restaurant by her desire to marry her nostalgic junk-food cravings with her vegan convictions. The menu includes dishes such as a faux sausage roll and mock chicken pot pie,
From the owners behind Canis comes Après Wine Bar, a natural wine bar serving French-inspired dishes that pair perfectly with the incredible list of wines. Every bottle of vino picked out for this wine bar has been carefully researched and chosen to share with Après's guests.
Aragvi is one of the only places in Toronto serving up true Georgian cuisine, and we can't get enough. Tucked away in a strip mall behind an unassuming sign sits this small, yet mighty restaurant serving the most traditional Georgian cuisine outside of the small country. This culinary mix of western and eastern European flavours is as bold and delicious as it sounds.
At Art of BBQ, smoked meat is, well, an art form. The joint began as a way to honour pit master Trevor David’s late uncle who loved smokehouse barbecuing in North Carolina. Now, Art of BBQ is one of Scarborough’s most authentic smokehouses, putting a northern Canadian taste on Southern-inspired smoked meats. The experimental flavours
Ascari Enoteca has been a favourite in Leslieville for nearly a decade, serving select European wines and fresh handmade pastas in its trendy yet intimate 38-seater. Partners Erik Joyal and John Sinopoli have long been cooking up something on a much larger scale, though, and the new Ascari is now open at King West and
In the heart of Toronto’s downtown Chinatown, Awas Tea Noodle is a Taiwanese eatery that knows exactly what its doing. The teas Awas offers, which are imported from Taiwan, are served in glass bottles that have been refrigerated overnight so as to reduce the caffeine but keep the same amount of antioxidant benefits. Really, though,
For a corporate, fast-casual food counter that has aggressively expanded (five locations in the GTA opened in just two years), b.good is not afraid to show their patrons how the proverbial sausage is made. Portraits of smiling farmers in lush fields hang on the wall in their Yonge and Eglinton outpost.
Billing itself as southern Italian magic with vibrant wine, Balena (meaning “whale” in Italian) looks to bring a taste of southern Italy to Mount Pleasant. Start with an apertivo of seared calamari or breaded eggplant or a salad, before moving on to a main course of pasta or a rotating list of daily specials. Balena